As the revised Health Care Reform bill from the House of Representatives went back to the Senate for another vote earlier this year. And when Scott Brown (R) MA. won the Senate seat that took the filibuster proof 60th seat away from the liberal party, in the middle of this procedure, they started to complain. They didn't think it was right, that a 41 seat minority of the GOP, could stop major changes on a necessary re-vote on the altered legislation, with a filibuster. This change in the numbers of the parties members, greatly limited the Senate from making conforming changes, to the just passed House version of the bill, without having a super majority of 60 votes. Many leading Democrats were talking about changing the rules in next session of the Senate and allow all legislation to become law with a simple majority of 51 votes. Also stating that it was ridiculous that United States was only major country in the world that a super majority requirement.
Now, many legal experts realizing that the recently passed " Arizona Law " might stand up to a Constitutional challenge. Mainly based on the Terry vs. Ohio, Supreme Court decision. This ruling gives a Local police office the authority to question a person and to ask for ID based on reasonable suspicion. They also have the right to externally pat down a person without obtaining a search warrant. Constitutional scholars have stated that the so-called profiling clause of this Law would be very hard to prove in court. And if this challenge went all the way to the existing Supreme Court, which leans much to the right, there is a strong possibility that this Law would be ruled Constitutional. This might explain why the talk from the opponents about acquiring a Federal district court injunction blocking this law from being enforced, has faded.
A Super Majority of Arizonians and Americans and at least a simple majority of Democrats support the Arizona Law. Also a majority of Hispanics 40 yrs and older do Not support a Immigration Reform bill. The minority, in desperation, support a ridiculous economic boycott by some cities and others of doing business with the state of Arizona. Which will have a negative economic effect on the non-supporters of this new Law in the state, also.
Many Pro-Democrat talk show hosts are supporting this economic boycott. Just like the Pro-Republican talk show host support the blocking of bills in the Senate by their party members. This negative approach of handling these political situations is what the people dislike the most. The GOP Governor of the state of Arizona, elected by the majority, and the law passed by the majority of state legislators have the right to govern their state without outside interference. And if both political parties are wondering why there is such a Huge Anti-Incumbent Movement in recent elections, these are some perfect examples. American Citizens are fed up with these never ending, non-productive disputes...